Connecticut June 29, 2016
You’ll Want To Visit These 11 Houses In Connecticut For Their Incredible Pasts
Most folks love looking at houses, whether it’s day dreaming about your future home or just passing the time. But these houses are different because they’ve been standing for hundreds of years! Full of character, antiques and history, you will love paying a visit to these places. All the charm of New England is captured in these homes.
1. Harriet Beecher Stowe House (Hartford)
Home to the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, this home was built in 1871. Despite its standard rectangular base, its complex roof features various heights and shapes.
2. Capt. Nathaniel B. Palmer House (Stonington)
This beautiful home took two years to build and was completed in 1854. A mix between the Greek revival and the Victorian Italianate, this house is befitting of the courageous seal hunter.
3. Hyland House Museum (Guilford)
This colonial home was built in 1713 by Isaac Parmelee. As one of New England’s oldest house museums, you won't find as much history anywhere else!
4. Florence Griswold House (Old Lyme)
Built in 1817, this home is now an impressive art museum, boasting a superb collection of American Impressionist paintings.
5. Ebenezer Avery House (Groton)
Believed to be built sometime in the 1760s, this house is where the British brought the injured soldiers after the Battle of Groton Heights on September 6, 1781.
6. Ruth Callander House (Portland)
This 300-year-old home was bequeathed to the town to serve as a museum, and was recently painted yellow! But I promise it still has its original colonial features.
7. Mark Twain House (Hartford)
One of the most popular historic destinations in the state, this home was built in 1874. Its design and interior are as quirky as the author that lived there.
8. The Glebe House (Woodbury)
One of the earliest historic house museums in the nation, this history rich house is also home to the astounding Gertrude Jekyll Garden. If you're looking for a nice place to walk around, this is it!
9. William Beaumont House (Lebanon)
Once home to the man they call the "Father of Gastric Physiology," I wouldn't be surprised if visiting this place gave you butterflies.
10. Thomas Lee House (Niantic)
Completed in 1664, this house is one of the oldest wood frame houses in Connecticut! It maintains its original structure and a massive stone fireplace to boot.
11. Denison Homestead (Mystic)
Also known as Pequotsepos Manor, this house built in 1717 was home to the deep rooted Denison family, children of the famous Captain George Denison.
If I could buy one of these places, I totally would! But if you’re looking for the opportunity to experience the past firsthand, check out Connecticut’s amazing inns